It is possible to build wood pergolas with good planning. Free standing or attached to the house are two types of wood pergolas, where both have similar plans. The plan should include a list of materials and supplies needed. The plan should also comprehensively contain all the steps needed, including diagrams and illustrations. With such a good plan it is very easy to build a wood pergola all on your own. Kits contain all the needed guidance and by following the instructions carefully it should not be an arduous task.